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Head of Steam Review in Cardiff

Gin and tonic at Head of Steam Cardiff

With the almost monthly opening of new cocktail bars on High Street Cardiff, it was a welcome addition to have the Head of Steam bar opening up next door to Beelzebubs on Church street this week. There’s lots of change going on down that neck of the woods in the city centre, with a lot […]

A Christmas Gin Gift List

Home gin bar

I thought I’d make a gin hit list for anyone looking for the best gin to buy for Christmas this year, whether you’re looking to purchase some new and exciting gin for your home bar or for a gin lover in your life, they would make the ideal gift this year. My Christmas gin list […]

Private Chef in Cardiff – Private Dinning at Home with La Belle Assiette

The chai panna cotta dessert for La Belle Assiette Private chef night in Cardiff

Have you ever fancied sitting at home with a glass of wine with friends, whilst someone sweats over a hot stove, cooking up a feast for you all and then does all the dishes too, so you don’t have to lift a finger? Well apart from topping up your guests wine and aeroplaning said feast […]

Meatopia Review – Tobacco Dock London

Hangfire smokehouse at Meatopia London 2018

London’s annual celebration of smoked and bbq’d meat at Tobacco Dock, aptly name “Meatopia”, has been on my hit list of summer events for a few years now. A post on instagram a couple of weeks before this year’s event still promoting tickets for the Sunday got my mind going overtime. I’d already booked a […]

My Shakshuka Recipe – Turkish Eggs

Shakshuka recipe - Turkish eggs

Shakshuka Ingredients Tin of good quality plum tomatoes. Go for whole not chopped 1 pepper chopped into chunks 1/4 of a pack of feta Bunch of parsley chopped 2 cloves of garlic grated 1 red onion diced 1 teaspoon cummin seeds 1 teaspoon Paprika 2 teaspoons tomato puree 1 teaspoon mixed middle eastern spice (I […]

My first time at Bafta Cymru Awards in Cardiff

Bafta Cymru lights at St Davids Hall 2018

It’s definitely been a year to remember, when it comes to Welsh TV programs. Apart from Stella and Gavin and Stacey, unless you’re a Welsh speaker, I can’t really recall any memorable Welsh TV programs off the top of my head. This year, there had been two that I can think of that started life […]

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The Alchemist Cardiff Restaurant and Bar Review

The Alchemist Cardiff

I went to the launch night of the much anticipated Alchemist a few months back, and i’ve been back since then for a cocktail or three. This time I thought i’d concentrate on what the molecular themed bar has to offer in the kitchen. We were invited along to try lunch there a few weeks […]

Loving Welsh Food Tour of Cardiff

Savoury laverbread scone at Pettigrew Tea Rooms Cardiff

We were recently invited along to the Loving Welsh Food tour in Cardiff. If you haven’t heard of them, they run tours every Friday and Saturday, tasting your way through some of Cardiff’s best love independent’s and favourite delicacies (Yes we do have some!) Just so that everyone knew were X marked the spot at […]

Review of The Jean-Christophe Novelli Food Academy at The Corran Resort and Spa – Laugharne

Jean Christophe Novelli Food Academy at The Corran Resort

After a bit of unwinding in the spa, we nipped back to the cottage to get ready for the meet and greet at the academy kitchen. Armed with a glass of bubbly on arrival, we got to see the ribbon cutting of the kitchen from chef and owner of the Corran.  We all got to […]

The Corran Resort and Spa Review – Laugharne, Carmarthenshire

Welsh sparkling wine with log burner at The Corran Resort

We recently traveled to the home of Dylan Thomas in Laugharne, Carmarthenshire for the launch of the new Jean-Christophe Novelli Food Academy at The Corran Resort and Spa. I’d only ever been to Laugharne once and it was a brief stop to see Dylan’s boat house on the way back from camping down Tenby a […]